‘Mrs Chester’s lost child: inconsolable psychological injury and Justice Evatt’s finest judgment’

This seminar/webinar recovers a brilliant dissenting judgment about psychological injury and assesses how modern law responds to similar claims. Justice Evatt’s 1939 dissent in Chester paved the way for later, more enlightened approaches to the duty of care. Author Gideon Haigh will speak about Evatt’s career and empathy for Mrs Chester’s suffering. Associate Professor Kylie Burns will speak to current issues in compensating for psychological trauma … (more, registration)

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